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2018 Kiwanis Club of Washington, D.C. Student Leader Awards

Founded in 1997, the Kiwanis Club of Washington, D.C. Student Leader Awards – formerly the Joe Riley Youth Leadership Awards – recognize the outstanding leadership and achievements of students in the District of Columbia. The Club, founded in 1917, is part of a global volunteer organization dedicated to serving the children of the world.

 

Eligibility: Any graduating college-bound high school senior who both resides in and attends school in the District of Columbia are eligible to apply for this scholarship program. This includes students at public, private, and charter schools throughout DC. Applicants will be judged primarily on leadership qualities as demonstrated by contributions to school and community. Academic achievement as demonstrated by standardized test scores, grade point average, and transcripts will serve as a secondary scoring metric and financial need will also be evaluated.

 

Awards: A committee of Kiwanis volunteers will read and score all applications using the aforementioned eligibility criteria and will select a maximum of 15 semi-finalists, each of whom will receive a laptop computer and the Microsoft Office suite in recognition of their good work. A maximum of six (6) finalists will be interviewed by a group of business and community leaders to determine the top three scholarship award winners; each finalist will also receive a laptop computer and software. The first place winner will receive a college scholarship in the amount of $17,000; the second place winner will receive a $12,000 scholarship, and the third place winner will receive a $9,500 scholarship.

All semi-finalists and finalists will be required to attend the 2018 Student Leader Awards scholarship luncheon on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at 12:00 pm at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, DC).

 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE 11:59PM  MARCH 1, 2018

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